Town Centre Development Overview
The Croydon Partnership Westfield developers are facing a £5m fine from the Council for failure to develop the Westfield project. £4m is to be spent on improvements to the High St. (Inside Croydon, Sutton & Croydon Guardian & Cabinet paper.) The Town Centre’s skyscrapers are ‘kind of psychological pollution’ writes Lewis White in Inside Croydon. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has taken to Minecraft to ask players to redesign the town of Croydon in a bid to help tackle the climate crisis. (New Musical Express, Microsoft News.) Amazon Fresh opens next to East Croydon Station. (MyLondon, Inside Croydon & Retail Technology Innovation Hub website.)
Other Council News Overview
Perry plans to sell off social housing. (Former Labour Councillor Andrew Pelling discusses on Inside Croydon.) The 25 January Cabinet meeting was overloaded and the 2023 calendar of Council meetings is too small to ensure proper accountability. (Inside Croydon.) It will take another year to wind up Brick by Brick. (My London.) Paragon DC plans to be demolish 2 houses and build 4 storey 18 flats in Selcroft Rd. (My London.)
Wednesday 1 February.6.30 pm. Council
Members will debate the Save Cherry Orchard Garden Centre petition. Other items: Public Questions; Recommendations of Cabinet or Committees to Council for decision; Council and Committee Meetings – Municipal Year Calendar; 2023-24 Review of Council Tax Support Scheme – 2023/24; Maiden Speeches, Debate Tory motion ‘This Council opposes the Mayor of London’s extension of the ULEZ to the boundary of Greater London; Debate Labour motion on failure to get Levelling up money.
Thursday 2 February. 6.30 pm. Audit & Governance Committee
Internal Audit Update; Corporate Risk Register; Section 114 Notice Assurance.
Monday 6 February. 6.30 pm. Scrutiny Homes Sub-Committee
Update on the Re-procurement of Repairs/Voids and Heating; Update on the Housing Revenue Account and Housing General Fund Budget.